Who we are

PIONEERING IN INTERSECTORAL ACTION

Pioneering methodology to fight poverty and promote health and human development. This is our job.

The Instituto Dara (formerly Saúde Criança Renascer) is a non-profit social organization with no political-religious affiliation that works with its own pioneering methodology to restructure and promote the self-sustenance of vulnerable families from public schools, public health units, and Social Assistance Reference Centers (Cras).

As poverty is multidimensional, Dara believes that the social transformation of vulnerable families is only possible when several areas of human development are addressed simultaneously and in an integrated manner.
For this reason, it has developed the Family Action Plan (PAF) social methodology, designed according to the needs of each family.

Para implementar sua missão, o instituto trabalha com o atendimento direto de famílias vulneráveis, disseminação de conhecimento sobre desenvolvimento humano, influência em políticas públicas e mobilização da sociedade civil.

O objetivo do Instituto Dara é contribuir para a mudança do paradigma da saúde e do desenvolvimento humano na sociedade, incorporando uma abordagem multisetorial integrada de combate à pobreza.

ACTION FRONTS TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION

In line with the Sustainable Development Goals

Instituto Dara’s work contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals that address key development challenges people face around the world.

Instituto Dara’s contribution to this fight was recognized in 2018 through an honorable mention in the SDG Brazil Award, offered by the United Nations Organization.

SDGs covered by Dara:

OUR PEOPLE

“Never doubt that a small group of aware, engaged people can change the world. In fact, this has always been how the world has changed.”

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

Vera Cordeiro

Vera Cordeiro

President

Candace Albertal Lessa

Candace Albertal Lessa

Vice-President

Carlos Roberto de Lima

Carlos Roberto de Lima

Member

Flavio Siniscalchi

Flavio Siniscalchi

Member

Laura Gaensly Cordeiro

Laura Gaensly Cordeiro

Member

Paulo Roberto Ayala Cordeiro

Paulo Roberto Ayala Cordeiro

Member

Sylvia Lordello

Sylvia Lordello

Member

Alvaro Estima

Alvaro Estima

Member

Ana Paula Ferreira Antonio

Ana Paula Ferreira Antonio

Member

Armínio Fraga Neto

Armínio Fraga Neto

Member

Claire Marie Fallender

Claire Marie Fallender

Member

Cristiane de Oliveira dos Santos

Cristiane de Oliveira dos Santos

Member

Eduardo Eugênio Gouvêa Vieira

Eduardo Eugênio Gouvêa Vieira

Member

Gloria Marques da Silva Costa

Gloria Marques da Silva Costa

Member

Hans Hickler

Hans Hickler

Member

Lucyna Felix da Nobrega Fraga

Lucyna Felix da Nobrega Fraga

Member

Maria Luisa Marquez

Maria Luisa Marquez

Member

Maria Pia Mussnich

Maria Pia Mussnich

Member

Mônica de Roure

Mônica de Roure

Member

Raphael Carneiro da Rocha

Raphael Carneiro da Rocha

Member

Rui Lemos Marroig

Rui Lemos Marroig

Member

Sergio Scodro

Sergio Scodro

Member

Sylvia Maria da Glória de Mello Franco Nabuco

Sylvia Maria da Glória de Mello Franco Nabuco

Member

Tania Maria Vidigal Limeira

Tania Maria Vidigal Limeira

Member

Tomás Ko Freitag de Lara

Tomás Ko Freitag de Lara

Member

Vandré Luiz Menezes Brilhante

Vandré Luiz Menezes Brilhante

Member

Andrea Rangel de Azeredo

Andrea Rangel de Azeredo

Member

José Ferreira Monteiro

José Ferreira Monteiro

Member

Marcelo Rezende Chicralla

Marcelo Rezende Chicralla

Member

José Land Neto

José Land Neto

CEO

Renata Banharo

Renata Banharo

PMO

Vera Cordeiro

Vera Cordeiro

President

Candace Albertal Lessa

Candace Albertal Lessa

Vice-President

José Land Neto

José Land Neto

CEO

Marta Gonçalves

Marta Gonçalves

Executive secretary

Jussara Korngold

Jussara Korngold

President

Vera Cordeiro

Vera Cordeiro

Vice-President

Candace Albertal Lessa

Candace Albertal Lessa

Treasurer

Adriana Machado

Adriana Machado

Member

Hans Hickler

Hans Hickler

Member

Sandra Coutinho

Sandra Coutinho

Member

Cristina Pereira

Cristina Pereira

Leader

Isabel Assis

Isabel Assis

Planning and analysis specialist

Ana Paula Ferreira Antonio

Ana Paula Ferreira Antonio

Service trainee

Beatriz Rodrigues

Beatriz Rodrigues

Psychology trainee

Camila Pardo Dala Riva

Camila Pardo Dala Riva

Physician

Cátia Alina Bauer

Cátia Alina Bauer

Social worker

Danillo Gonçalves

Danillo Gonçalves

Physician

Edilaine Felix

Edilaine Felix

Pedagogue

Elisangela Barros

Elisangela Barros

Social worker

Fabiana Pádua

Fabiana Pádua

Psychology coordinator

Gabriela Parente

Gabriela Parente

Nutrition coordinator

Jean-Paul Michelski

Jean-Paul Michelski

Administrative auxiliary

Katiane Lima

Katiane Lima

Social worker

Kevin Silveira

Kevin Silveira

Administrative auxiliary

Lara Martins

Lara Martins

Service assistant

Laura Motta

Laura Motta

Social worker

Neige Gromniski

Neige Gromniski

Income and entrepreneurship coordinator

Raquel Cordeiro

Raquel Cordeiro

Housing coordinator

Raysa Nakano

Raysa Nakano

Psychologist

Sheila Suzane

Sheila Suzane

Education coordinator

Sylvia Lordello

Sylvia Lordello

Health coordinator

Taís Gulpilhares

Taís Gulpilhares

Service trainee

Thaisa Medina

Thaisa Medina

Administrative assistant

Yuri Souza

Yuri Souza

Medicine trainee

Roberta Leventhal

Roberta Leventhal

Leader

Alba Rodrigues Coelho

Alba Rodrigues Coelho

Human resources analyst

Bruna Regazzi Teixeira

Bruna Regazzi Teixeira

Human resources assistant

Fabiana Paiva

Fabiana Paiva

Administrative auxiliary

Hugo Souza

Hugo Souza

General services auxiliary

Josefa da Silva

Josefa da Silva

General services auxiliary

Josué Amorim

Josué Amorim

Caretaker

Robson Dias

Robson Dias

Administrative-finantial assistant

Ronaldo Costa

Ronaldo Costa

Driver

Sandra Palha

Sandra Palha

General services auxiliary

Fabiano Gonçalves

Fabiano Gonçalves

Leader

Dollor Mendes Barboza

Dollor Mendes Barboza

Journalist

Katarina Diniz Faria

Katarina Diniz Faria

Social media trainee

Thais Campelo

Thais Campelo

Designer

Flávia Peixoto de Azevedo

Flávia Peixoto de Azevedo

Leader

Adriane Gazzola

Adriane Gazzola

Content producer

Amanda Lemos

Amanda Lemos

Researcher

Filipe Xavier

Filipe Xavier

Systems analyst

Guilherme dos Santos

Guilherme dos Santos

Systems assistant

Sabrina Porcher

Sabrina Porcher

Leader

Ana Beatriz Amorim

Ana Beatriz Amorim

Trainee

Jacqueline Melo

Jacqueline Melo

Social articulator

Luana Alves

Luana Alves

Expansion analyst

Maria Eleni Ribeiro

Maria Eleni Ribeiro

Social worker

Priscila Castro

Priscila Castro

Expansion analyst

Roberta Castro

Roberta Castro

Social projects specialist

Andrea Rangel

Andrea Rangel

Leader

Livia Teixeira

Livia Teixeira

Institutional relations analyst

Maria Luiza Abelardo

Maria Luiza Abelardo

Institutional relations assistant

Maria José Santiago

Maria José Santiago

Cultural producer

Júnior Amaro

Júnior Amaro

Leader

Alvaro Estima

Alvaro Estima

Volunteer

Amanda Dudenhoeffel Braga

Amanda Dudenhoeffel Braga

Volunteer

Ana Odette Ferreira Cardoso

Ana Odette Ferreira Cardoso

Volunteer

Ana Paula Novellino de Novaes

Ana Paula Novellino de Novaes

Volunteer

Arthur Fernando do Rosário Gomes

Arthur Fernando do Rosário Gomes

Volunteer

Bianca Paiva Tisi

Bianca Paiva Tisi

Volunteer

Caio Prado

Caio Prado

Volunteer

Carmen Thompson

Carmen Thompson

Volunteer

Concha Resende

Concha Resende

Volunteer

Daniella Munhoz da Costa Lima

Daniella Munhoz da Costa Lima

Volunteer

Elisa Goulart Machado Muradas

Elisa Goulart Machado Muradas

Volunteer

Elizabeth Cristina da Rocha Lima

Elizabeth Cristina da Rocha Lima

Volunteer

Elizabeth de Oliveira Afonso

Elizabeth de Oliveira Afonso

Volunteer

Elizabeth Rosa

Elizabeth Rosa

Volunteer

Evelyn Ribeiro Cury

Evelyn Ribeiro Cury

Volunteer

Favio Akiyoshi Toda

Favio Akiyoshi Toda

Volunteer

Fernanda Lins Nemer

Fernanda Lins Nemer

Volunteer

Fernanda Miranda

Fernanda Miranda

Volunteer

Fernando Medeiros Rodrigues da Cunha

Fernando Medeiros Rodrigues da Cunha

Volunteer

Flavia Figueiredo Brandão

Flavia Figueiredo Brandão

Volunteer

Gabriela Regner Dib

Gabriela Regner Dib

Volunteer

Gilda Bouch

Gilda Bouch

Volunteer

Gilda Martins Marques

Gilda Martins Marques

Volunteer

Giovanna Gandolfo

Giovanna Gandolfo

Volunteer

Giulia Caldas Moreira

Giulia Caldas Moreira

Volunteer

Gloria Elizabeth Ircalindo Paixão

Gloria Elizabeth Ircalindo Paixão

Volunteer

Gloria Marques da Silva Costa

Gloria Marques da Silva Costa

Volunteer

Ivan Firmino Santiago da Silva

Ivan Firmino Santiago da Silva

Volunteer

Izolete Raisson

Izolete Raisson

Volunteer

John Christian Bayne-Jardine

John Christian Bayne-Jardine

Volunteer

Julia Aranha

Julia Aranha

Volunteer

Leticia Drago Ferreira Braga

Leticia Drago Ferreira Braga

Volunteer

Lívia Miné Christalles

Lívia Miné Christalles

Volunteer

Lucia Ribeiro Guimarães da Silva

Lucia Ribeiro Guimarães da Silva

Volunteer

Luciana Cunha Sampaio

Luciana Cunha Sampaio

Volunteer

Luciana Velloso

Luciana Velloso

Volunteer

Luísa Canedo Figueiredo

Luísa Canedo Figueiredo

Volunteer

Luisa Fontes

Luisa Fontes

Volunteer

Luiz Guilherme Migliora

Luiz Guilherme Migliora

Volunteer

Luiz Henrique Areno Gonçalves

Luiz Henrique Areno Gonçalves

Volunteer

Luna Gomberg

Luna Gomberg

Volunteer

Manuela Bispo

Manuela Bispo

Volunteer

Márcia Castilho Taveira

Márcia Castilho Taveira

Volunteer

Marcia Cunha Araujo de Carvalho

Marcia Cunha Araujo de Carvalho

Volunteer

Marcia Cunha Silva

Marcia Cunha Silva

Volunteer

Marcia Luiza Tostes Mascarenhas

Marcia Luiza Tostes Mascarenhas

Volunteer

Marco Aurelio Marques de Souza

Marco Aurelio Marques de Souza

Volunteer

Maria Cely Zarur Guarisa

Maria Cely Zarur Guarisa

Volunteer

Maria das Graças Calhau

Maria das Graças Calhau

Volunteer

Maria de Fatima Carrada Firmo

Maria de Fatima Carrada Firmo

Volunteer

Maria Eduarda Pintado

Maria Eduarda Pintado

Volunteer

Maria Helena Lemos Mossé

Maria Helena Lemos Mossé

Volunteer

Maria Isabel Tavares Barbosa

Maria Isabel Tavares Barbosa

Volunteer

Marina Corrêa da Silva

Marina Corrêa da Silva

Volunteer

Marisa da Silva Santos

Marisa da Silva Santos

Volunteer

Marisa Ribeiro Guimarães da Silva

Marisa Ribeiro Guimarães da Silva

Volunteer

Messody Lancry

Messody Lancry

Volunteer

Patricia Castilho Alves

Patricia Castilho Alves

Volunteer

Raquel Bokermann de Sá Pister Martins

Raquel Bokermann de Sá Pister Martins

Volunteer

Rita Peixoto Migliora

Rita Peixoto Migliora

Volunteer

Rosa Maria Zanker

Rosa Maria Zanker

Volunteer

Rosana Pinheiro da Fonseca

Rosana Pinheiro da Fonseca

Volunteer

Rosangela Rodrigues Magalhães

Rosangela Rodrigues Magalhães

Volunteer

Sandra Villanueva

Sandra Villanueva

Volunteer

Sara Vaisman

Sara Vaisman

Volunteer

Silvia Braga de Oliveira

Silvia Braga de Oliveira

Volunteer

Sylvia Ruth Rochlin

Sylvia Ruth Rochlin

Volunteer

Tania Regina de Miranda Freire

Tania Regina de Miranda Freire

Volunteer

Valéria Wakim

Valéria Wakim

Volunteer

Vera Maria de Salles

Vera Maria de Salles

Volunteer

Vera Lopes Vianna

Vera Lopes Vianna

Volunteer

Vera Marina Herrmann

Vera Marina Herrmann

Volunteer

Vilma Gedey

Vilma Gedey

Volunteer

Wandira Campos Moreira

Wandira Campos Moreira

Volunteer

Welington Gomes de Araujo

Welington Gomes de Araujo

Volunteer

TIMELINE

Instituto Dara (formerly Saúde Criança Renascer) was founded in 1991 by physician Vera Cordeiro and a group of professionals from Hospital da Lagoa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Over decades of operation, Dara has been perfecting an innovative social methodology to fight poverty: the Family Action Plan (PAF), a multidimensional and customizable tool, based on five pillars - health, education, housing, revenue and citizenship.

Our positive impact on families has proven successful over the years. Research from Georgetown University/USA (2013) proved that, three to five years after discharge from our program, family revenue virtually doubles and hospital readmissions drop by 86%.

Instituto Dara has shown that making social inclusion a reality and fighting structural poverty in an integrated and effective way is possible.

1978

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Starts the work at Hospital da Lagoa

1979

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Creates the Department of Psychosomatics at Hospital da Lagoa
  • Promotion of the integrated view of the patient in a public hospital

1991

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • The idea of perception of the vicious cycle is born
  • Dara Institute (Child Health) is established

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Dr. Luiz Carlos Vieira Teixeira, former diretor of Hospital da Lagoa, becomes the first adviser of the Dara Institute
  • Raffled a bed sheet as the first source of fundraising

Growth and expansion

  • First volunteers at Parque Lage stables

1992

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Paulo Roberto Ayala Cordeiro is the first major donor

Growth and expansion

  • First logo created

1993

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Vera Cordeiro elected Ashoka fellow, with support from Cindy Lessa, Bill Drayton and João Cláudio

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Unimed becomes the first legal entity sponsor
  • International recognition and credibility by Ashoka

Growth and expansion

  • Founded the institution Reviver, with the first replication of the methodology

1994

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Partnership with Herbert de Souza (Betinho)
  • The Godmother Project was created, designed by Cordelia Gaensly

Growth and expansion

  • Over the years, the model was replicated in 24 public hospitals

1995

Sustainability and partnerships

  • First institutional videos with Betinho and actor Tony Ramos
  • The Hook (Anzol) Project was created, designed by Horst Gaensly

Growth and expansion

  • Ressurger, Refazer and React institutions founded
  • First internal audit by Arthur Andersen
  • Recognition as an organization of federal public utility

1996

Awards

  • Woman of the Year Award – Sesc Medal – Awarded by Sesc (Social Service of Commerce) for women who have excelled in sports, culture, finance, healthcare and media

Growth and expansion

  • The Profession Project created by Renato Gaensly
  • New logo created

1997

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Ashoka event. Contato Mckinsey - Comandatuba/Bahia. Presented by André Lara Resende (BNDES – Brazilian Development Bank)
  • States of the World Forum Lecture (first international lecture in the USA)

Awards

  • 50th Sesi Anniversary Medal – Awarded to citizens who perform effective social work in Rio de Janeiro

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Pro Bono Consulting: McKinsey
  • Non-refundable donation. BNDES. Increase in the number of families supported. Structuring and expansion of staff

Growth and expansion

  • Resistance in Parque Lage. The expulsion process takes place and support is offered in tents and containers

1998

Awards

  • Beija-Flor Trophy – Awarded to 10 volunteers who have excelled in various areas recognized by Rio Volunteer and Community Solidarity programs
  • Tiradentes Medal – Awarded by the Legislative Assembly for social work with great impact in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Growth and expansion

  • New headquarters at Parque Lage inaugurated

1999

Awards

  • High Efficiency Award - Awarded to 50 non-profit institutions by Kanitz & Associates

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Agreement signed with the Federal Government to remain at Parque Lage. Made possible by Cristina and Eduardo Eugênio Gouveia Vieira

Growth and expansion

  • Recriar founded by a mother assisted
  • Friends of Renascer founded in New York (USA)

2000

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • The group and Dra. Ruth Cardoso (then first lady of Brazil) visit the UN Headquarter
  • Vera Cordeiro elected an Avina leader

Awards

  • Ivy Inter-American Foundation Award – first international award
  • Rio de Janeiro Govermment Award In recognittion of services provided

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Fundraising dinner. Arminio and Luciana Fraga. Presence of Dr Ruth Cardoso (former first lady of Brazil)
  • Avina recognition and strengthening. Match funds. Vera Cordeiro and Marta Scodro

2001

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Vera Cordeiro elected Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation (40 Social Entrepreneurs in the World)

Awards

  • Gazeta Mercantil newspaper – Recognition as one of 20 leaders in social work in Brazil
  • World Magazine´s Best Charities – International recognition as one of the best 100 charities in the world
  • Social 2000 Prize – Top 10 Women in Social Area
  • Global Development Award – One of ten finalists for best 100 charities in the world

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Founded the legal sector by Laura Gaensly
  • Schwab Foundation: international recognition and credibility

Growth and expansion

  • Book "How to change the World", by David Bornstein, with a chapter on Saúde Criança, launched

2002

Awards

  • High Efficiency Award – Awarded to 50 non-profit institutions by Kanitz & Associates
  • Global Development Award – First place – Most Innovative NGO in the World

2003

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Lecture at the World Economic Forum – Davos, Switzerland
  • Lecture at Fiesp in partnership with White Martins

Awards

  • Certification as a Social Technology by Bank of Brazil Foundation
  • Global Development Award – First place – Most Innovative NGO in the World

Sustainability and partnerships

  • White Martins becomes a sponsor
  • Created the Communication area and the Profession and Income Program

Growth and expansion

  • New Casa das Oficinas headquarters inaugurated at Jardim Botânico neighborhood (Rio de Janeiro)

2004

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Governance for Social Projects course. Inspiration for the Equity Fund. Harvard University

Awards

  • Prêmio Dose da Vida (Dose of Life Prize) by Laboratório Aché

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Lecture at the World Economic Forum – Davos, Switzerland
  • Lecture at Fiesp in partnership with White Martins

2005

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Vera Cordeiro assigned advisor at Path: a Catalyst for Global Health 2005-2011
  • Ranked by Forbes Magazine as the most influential woman in the Health Sector in Brazil

Awards

  • Prêmio Bem Eficiente ("Very Efficient Award") by Kanitz e Associados

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Partnership with Johnson & Johnson

2006

Awards

  • Prêmio Dose de Vida (“Dose of Life Award”) by Laboratório Aché
  • UBS Visionaris Award
  • Abrinq Criança Award
  • Skoll Foundation Award – International recognition and credibility

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Charity concert to celebrate 15 years of Saúde Criança at Sofitel Hotel (Rio de Janeiro)

Growth and expansion

  • First Saúde Criança Renascer Forum
  • Anniversary logo created

2007

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Start of the partnership with the Ursula Zindel Hilti Foundation
  • Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship – England
  • World Economic Forum on Latin America – Chile
  • Contributions Committee Meeting – Argentina

Awards

  • Orilla Axé Social Responsibility Award by Afroreggae

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Ursula Zindel Hilti Foundation support for expansion and replication of the methodology

Growth and expansion

  • Second Saúde Criança Renascer Forum
  • Organizations Florescer, Saúde Criança Porto Alegre, Repensar, Saúde Criança Ilha and Responder created

2008

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Lecture at the 7th Global Social Entrepreneurs Summit – Switzerland
  • Lecture at the Young Presidents Organization – EUA

Awards

  • Prêmio ODM Brasil (“ODM Brazil Award”) by the Federal Government of Brazil

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Saúde Criança para Sempre heritage fund created. Made possible by Cristina Gouveia Vieira, Manuela Solleiro and Vera Cordeiro
  • Rede Saúde Criança made official with institutions that use the methodology
  • Saúde Criança methodology replicated by 24 other institutions

Growth and expansion

  • Third Saúde Criança Renascer Forum
  • Organizations Recontar, Saúde Criança Florianópolis, Reunir, Saúde Criança São José dos Campos and Saúde Criança Goiânia created

2009

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Partnership with Avina
  • Lecture at the Global Forum for Research, as Avina guest – Cuba

Awards

  • Vera Cordeiro receives The Doctor of the Year Award by Rio de Janeiro Society of Medicine and Surgery
  • Dubai International Award for Best Practices (DIABP) – One of 100 best practices

Growth and expansion

  • Methodology made public policy in the city of Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais
  • Created the new logo

2010

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Lecture with Muhammad Yunus, at the 3rd International Forum on Communication and Sustainability – Brazil
  • 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting – EUA

Awards

  • Grameen Health 6th Annual World Health Care Congress (most innovative health project)

Growth and expansion

  • Change of name to Associação Saúde Criança
  • Saúde Criança social franchise launched

2011

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Tlks at TEDxRio and TEDxVila Madá

Awards

  • Prêmio Mulher Destaque BPW Rio (BPW Rio Outstanding Woman Award) to Vera Cordeiro
  • The Future Quotient: 50 Stars in Seriously Long-Term Innovation by Volans and JWT
  • Prêmio Mais Saúde (More Health Award) by Ashoka Changemakers
  • Medalha Orgulho do Rio (Rio Pride Award) by O Dia newspaper
  • Best NGO in Latin America and 45th out of the 100 best NGOs in the world by Global Journal Magazine
  • Sustentability Award by IBEF – Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Concert to celebrate 20th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro

Growth and expansion

  • Saúde Criança founded in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Lecture at the World Economic Forum RJ – Brazil
  • 20 years of Instituto Dara (Saúde Criança): presentation of trophies and new logo created

2012

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • The documentary "Who Cares?", directed by Mara Mourão, featuring Vera Cordeiro, is released
  • Lecture at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – USA
  • Innovations for Health: Solution that Cross Borders, Ashoka ChangeMakers

Awards

  • Alas Foundation and Inter-American Development Bank (BID)
  • First NGO in Latin America and 38th in the world by Global Journal
  • Prêmio Todo Extra (Todo Extra Award) by the Extra newspaper
  • Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders by Ashoka Changemakers

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Partnership with the Hospital Maternidade Maria Amélia Buarque de Holanda, in Rio de Janeiro

Growth and expansion

  • New PAF system implemented
  • Social franchise with headquarters + 11 units

2013

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Article about Saúde Criança published by the Huffington Post and The New York Times

Awards

  • Sustentability Award by IBEF – Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives
  • GHC-GBC Health Business Action Award
  • Best Community Investment Initiative by Global Health Council and GBC Health
  • Best NGO in Latin America and 45th in the World by Global Journal

Sustainability and partnerships

  • 5th place on Skoll Crowdrise

Growth and expansion

  • Research “Proof of long-term impact” by Georgetown University, USA
  • Start of Saúde Criança products sales online

2014

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Lecture “The Global Philanthropy Forum” – USA

Awards

  • Sustentability Award by IBEF – Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives
  • Social Responsibility Award of the Barra Press Association
  • GHC-GBC Health Business Action Award

Crescimento e expansão

  • Campaign Doe um Sorriso (Donate a Smile)

2015

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Lecture “Map Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship” at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon – Portugal
  • Amil Odete Freitas – Battery Powered Award Lecture – USA

Awards

  • Battery Powered Award
  • 21st most influential NGO in the world by Global Geneva

2016

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • The Wellbeing Project, in California – USA
  • Lecture at Skoll Forum, in Oxford – UK

Awards

  • Medalha Símbolo de Legião de Honra do Presidente JK (Legion of Honor Medal of President JK) – Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro
  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 19th of the world by NGO Advisor
  • Highlight in the Society, Science and Health Category at the Prêmio Faz Diferença (Making a Difference Award) by O Globo newspaper

Growth and expansion

  • Center of Excellence inaugurated
  • New headquarters inaugurated at Botafogo neighborhood (Rio de Janeiro)
  • New logo created

2017

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • The Wellbeing Project – Morocco

Awards

  • Best NGOs in Brazil Award by Época Magazine
  • Hebraica Prize – Featured Women
  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 19th in the world by NGO Advisor

2018

Prêmios
  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 19th in the world. NGO Advisor

Crescimento e expansão

  • The rebranding process began

2019

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Lecture at the Brazilian Pact for Early Childhood at the National Justice Council of Brazil, São Paulo
  • Lecture “Diálogos no Rio” (Dialogs in Rio) at Casa Firjan, Rio de Janeiro, with Armínio Fraga, Miguel Lago, and Rubem César Fernandes
  • Lecture at Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro
  • Lecture at the Rio de Janeiro Planetary, with Eugênio Scannavino Netto (Saúde e Alegria Project)

Awards

  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 21st in the world by NGO Advisor
  • Brazil’s Best NGOs Prize by Época Magazine
  • Republic Prize for Contribution to the Public Attorney’s Office
  • A+ Seal Management and Transparency Doar Institute/Época Magazine

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Consultancy for Ministry of Citizenship initiated

Growth and expansion

  • New name chosen: Dara Institute – Health and Human Development

2020

Vera Cordeiro: ideas and social entrepreneurship

  • Open Class at Unisinos University
  • Lecture “Early childhood challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic” at the Parliamentary Front of Early Childhood
  • Catalyst 2030 Lecture

Awards

  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 21st in the world by NGO Advisor

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Brazil Foundation becomes a sponsor
  • Project with Criança Esperança approved
  • Comida de Carioca Project approved at the State Secretariat for Culture and Creative Economy

Growth and expansion

  • Campaign Uma Mão Lava a Outra (One Hand Washes the Other) created
  • Campaign Basta! Pobreza não é Normal (Enough! Poverty is not Normal) created
  • New logo created

2021

Awards

  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 21st in the world by NGO Advisor

2022

Awards

  • Most influential NGO in Latin America and 20th in the world by NGO Advisor
  • Brazil Foundation 2022 Social Leadership Award
  • Brazil’s Best NGOs Prize by Instituto Doar

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Partnership with the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro started

Growth and expansion

  • Publication of the interview “Vera Cordeiro: addressing diseases of poverty” in the October edition from the Bulletin of the World Heath Organization

2023

Awards

  • Joining, with special consultative status, the Economic and Social Council Council – Ecosoc) of the United Nations (UN)

Sustainability and partnerships

  • Partnership with Vale starts, aiming to attend families in situation of social vulnerability in Vila Geny, in the municipality of Itaguaí/RJ
  • Cuidar Itu Program launched, established by a municipal law at the city of Itu, state of São Paulo, as result of a partnership between Instituto Dara, Itu City Hall and Instituto Tecendo Infâncias

Growth and expansion

  • Participation in the online event “Grand Writing Learning Series: Wisdom from the Social
  • Entrepreneurs”, carried out by the global movement Catalyst 2030
  • Launch of the Hub for the Eradication of Poverty – HubEP, with the event “Poverty: its
  • dimensions and how to eradicate
  • Holding the event “Women and social change”, an initiative by the Hub for the Eradication of Poverty – HubEP on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Holding the event “Overcoming Poverty: Making Change Happen” (Overcoming poverty: making change happen, in free translation), at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College, in Miami – USA
  • Publication of the article “Global Learning for Health Equity: a Survey of Five Global Learning Sites in the US”, co-written by Vera Cordeiro, in Sage Journal

2024

Growth and expansion

  • Publication of the article “Lessons learned from over three decades fighting poverty”, written by Vera Cordeiro, on the World Economic Forum website and on the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo website